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New book examines cultural significance of gestures as human expression

<![CDATA[Carrie Noland, UC Irvine professor of French, is co-editor of a new book titled Migrations of Gesture. The book examines…]]>

March 11, 2008
New book examines cultural significance of gestures as human expression

Carrie Noland, UC Irvine professor of French, is co-editor of a new book titled Migrations of Gesture. The book examines the cultural significance of gestures as a form of human expression. An interdisciplinary collection of essays from fields including anthropology, art history, film studies and dance, Migrations of Gesture studies the ways in which gestures shape and are influenced by culture. Cultural practices of gang walking, ballet, and classical Indian dance are examined. Noland wrote the introduction for Migrations of Gesture and a chapter on poet Henri Michaux. Contributors include UCI professor of Asian American studies and of English and comparative literature Ketu H. Katrak. Sally Ann Ness of UC Riverside is co-editor of the book, which is published by the University of Minnesota Press.